22. 04. 2019

FRA M: Iconic libero Henno retires at the end of the season

Source: cev.eu; Photo: Reau Alexis/L'Equipe

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The iconic French Men’s Volleyball libero Hubert Henno will end his professional career when the curtain falls down on the ongoing season!

 

A 42-year-old Hubert Henno, a member of a rare group of active players who started to play as liberos from the moment FIVB introduced this position in 1998, decided to retire at the end of the season. 

“I have a hard time telling myself that it is over and that I will never play on a high level again. Since I took my decision, I have reviewed my whole career. I would never have imagined such a journey,” said Henno who made 253 caps for France national team since appearing in its jersey in 1999.

He spent the 10 of his 23 professional seasons abroad (one in Russia and nine in Italy) but won the majority of titles while playing in his home country. The most memorable ones are certainly two gold medals in the CEV Champions League (2001 with Paris and 2005 with Tours). As for international trophies, Henno did not win any gold medals but was close to doing so twice, claiming two silvers - in the 2003 and 2009 CEV European Championship.

He currently competes with Tours in the 2018/19 Ligue A Masculine playoff quarterfinals in which his team took a 1-0 lead against 2018/19 Nantes-Rezé, three days ago.

 

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